When we caught an early peek at writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Paul Schrader’s The Canyons, it looked like a lame compilation of shots from The Hills. A new teaser for the contemporary LA noir tale written by the American Psycho scribe reveals a retro vibe. The Playlist shared a new clip promoting the movie about Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen’s dalliance with sexual obsession and professional paranoia, and it’s cut grindhouse-style. In the clip, we get to see the first real footage of the upcoming film, hinting at the trashy, drug-fueled storyline.
The Canyons hasn’t locked down a release date yet, but the official Facebook page indicates that Lohan was shown a cut of the movie. “Showed LL the film tonight. She saw and she understood. What a wonderful moment for her. Some tears, some hard words, some kisses but that’s life in Lindsayland. Sometimes the movie gods smile. Sometimes you get lucky. LL and I got lucky.” Now that we know Ellis won’t be writing the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey remake, maybe he’ll have more time on his hands to share a Canyons preview with actual dialogue. We shudder to think what that might be like, but we’re truly hoping for the best. Click through for the trailer.